UMass Amherst alumnus and Boston sports media personality Marc Bertrand (98.5 The Sports Hub, Comcast SportsNet New England) will emcee a pep rally in downtown Boston on Aug. 27 in support of the UMass Minuteman football team, which opens the 2014 season Aug. 30 at Gillette Stadium against Boston College.
UMass Amherst kicks off another school year as it welcomes an estimated 4,650 new students to the Commonwealth’s flagship campus. The busy schedule through Labor Day is part of the New Students Orientation and First Week programs.
The graduate dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:
Heather Caldwell, Ph.D., Afro-American Studies. Tuesday, September 2, 10:30 a.m., 601 Herter Hall. Dissertation: “Imaging Her Selves: Black Women Artists...
Four candidates for the post of Director, Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment / Assistant Vice Chancellor for Agricultural Research and Engagement are scheduled for public presentations during September.
Computer systems engineers Michael Zink and David Irwin at UMass Amherst recently received a three-year, $390,000 National Science Foundation grant to help create a new instrument for the national research community known as a “cloud laboratory.”